The Calapooia Food Alliance was born in April, 2005, the result of a community panel discussion of local food sustainability. We initially organized and incorporated in July of 2006 as the Brownsville Coop. The goals were to establish a farmers market and community garden to provide an immediate source of fresh local produce, and then to open a natural foods store. By spring of 2008, the Brownsville Farmers Market and the Community Garden were beginning their third season. The idea of a store was abandoned and in March we registered articles of incorporation as the nonprofit Calapooia Food Alliance (CFA). Nonprofit status was granted in the summer of 2009.
Act by May 17: No Forced Spraying of Roundup on this Organic Farm! Dear Stephen, County officials want to spray a 2,000-acre certified organic farm in Oregon with Monsanto’s cancer-causingRoundup and other pesticides—and force the farm to pay for it!Officials in Central Oregon’s Sherman County say they…